Vinicunca, Rainbow Mountain – Peru

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Vinicunca, Rainbow Mountain - Peru
Vinicunca Peru

The Vinicunca in Peru (Rainbow Mountain) are a new wonder of the world that National Geographic has included in its “100 Places to Visit in a Lifetime.” The Vinicunca in Peru are not as well known as the Chinese ones; they are still a little known tourist destination for those looking for a weekend getaway.

Vinicunca, Rainbow Mountain - Peru
Vinicunca Peru

The Rainbow Mountain in Peru is located in the Vinicunca Valley in the Andes – this is a whole multi-colored valley in which there are all the colors of the rainbow, in the language of the Quechua Indians of the descendants of the Incas, Vinicunca means “rainbow mountain”, according to one version, and another version of the name suggests that Vinicunca means “vin” – stone, “kunka” – neck, bottleneck.

Vinicunca, Rainbow Mountain - Peru
Vinicunca Peru

The existence of the Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain) became known not long ago, it was revealed to the world from the fact that due to global warming, the snow melted on the mountain and all the beauty of this place was exposed.

Vinicunca, Rainbow Mountain - Peru
Vinicunca Peru

The first tourists came to look at the Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca in 2016, the tourist route is laid in such a way that tourists do not go to the mountain itself, it is forbidden so as not to disturb the natural pattern.

Vinicunca, Rainbow Mountain - Peru
Vinicunca Peru

Just 170 km. from the Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) is the capital of the Incas, the city of Cuzco, now tourists coming to Peru must include in their route inspection of the Rainbow Mountain. Very close to Mount Vinicunco is Mount Ausangate, 6 thousand 300 meters high, its peaks are covered with sparkling white snow, the views are magnificent against the background of the bright blue Peruvian sky!

Vinicunca, Rainbow Mountain - Peru
Vinicunca Peru

The mountains in the Vinicunca Valley are part of the Vilcanot Cordillera and owe their extraordinary palette to the presence of eroded sedimentary rocks. These rocks formed in such a way that an array of seven colors was formed. This is especially impressive in combination with the height of the mountain itself – neither more nor less, almost 5 thousand meters!

Vinicunca, Rainbow Mountain - Peru
Vinicunca Peru

The journey to the Vinicunca Valley to Rainbow Mountain begins in the ancient Inca city of Cuzco, experienced tourists advise you to stay here for a couple of days for acclimatization, because the path to Rainbow Mountain is long, you should prepare for it. You will have to get up early, at 3 am, but it’s worth it.

Vinicunca, Rainbow Mountain - Peru
Vinicunca Peru

On the way of the tourist there will be small villages of real Indians in traditional clothes, herds of alpacas peacefully grazing in the valleys. The mountain that tourists and locals are looking for is hidden in the middle of glacial mountains in the Vilcanota region in southern Peru.


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